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Epic Games acquires security and service provider Kamu

Date Type Companies involved Size
October 8th, 2018 acquisition Epic Games
Kamu
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Epic Games acquires security and service provider Kamu

Epic Games has acquired game data and security company Kamu (pictured, below) for an undisclosed sum.

The Helsinki-based studio provides tools for supporting player satisfaction, community building, and game integrity in live service games.

It’s most notable product, Easy Anti-Cheat, is used by over 80 games - including Epic’s battle royale hit Fortnite.

“Joining the Epic family is not only a childhood dream come true but a huge boost for our mission to help developers create beautiful gaming experiences,” said Simon Allaeys, CEO of Kamu, in a statement.

“Battling cheating in games was just the start; today our products also help developers stay competitive by identifying player needs as quickly as they emerge.”

Close call

Kamu will continue to provide services to external clients. But a closer partnership will help Fortnite and Unreal Engine developers benefit further from the service provider.

Epic, meanwhile, will benefit from Kamu’s location in Helsinki, allowing it to recruit Finnish technology, engine, and online service developers.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney added: “Building and launching games today is incredibly challenging, and only half the battle. Kamu’s tools for managing live games help developers grow and sustain their games successfully after launch.

“At Epic, we succeed when developers succeed!”

Staff Writer

Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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